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social_critic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 05:36 PM
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3. Uganda isn't what it used to be
You are falling in a trap, my friend. The key is not to compare Uganda to the Uganda when Idi Amin's rule ended, to today's Uganda. We know he destroyed it. The best comparison is to compare Uganda BEFORE Idi Amin to what it COULD have been if it had just had average economic growth over the intervening period. Today's Uganda isn't half of what it could have been. And this happened because they had the mother of brain drains.

Venezuela is headed in the same direction - they have already had a hard blow with many thousands of professionals leaving. It's going to get worse, they'll flee in larger numbers until the regime closes the exit gates. They are already doing it.

For example, they make it hard to get a passport (although they can be bought off), and they are blocking a professional's ability to get university titles stamped at the foreign ministry so they can be accepted elsewhere. Eventually, they'll block the exists - like they did in Cuba.
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